Looking for a receiver now as my Pioneer is having issues. Since it will act as pre-amp as well for my stereo, and while I wait for next generation of DS Jr, wanna make sure it has decent DAC for the time being.
Deciding between two of their receivers, and BOTH use AKM DAC, BUT the higher end model uses something called Denon AL32 processing for DAC filtering! Here’s how it’s described in a Japanese site and the marketing verbiage.
Could someone more technical decipher what this AL32 is doing?! Is it simply taking over the filtering away from AKM DAC? Is it just upsampling?! and would it necessarily be a good thing (hard to do a A-B comparison or audition during COVID)!
Denon site basic explanation:
Japanese detailed explanation